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1,622 Ratings

The Cow


Directed by Dariush Mehrjui
Iran, 1969


In a small village in Iran, Hassan cherishes his cow more than anything in the world. While he is away, the cow mysteriously dies, and the villagers protectively try to convince Hassan the cow has wandered off. Grief stricken, Hassan begins to believe he is his own beloved bovine.

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The Cow Directed by Dariush Mehrjui

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1971 | Directors' Fortnight

Venice Film Festival

1971 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

Berlin International Film Festival

1972 | 2 wins including: OCIC Award - Recommendation (Forum of New Film)

Critics reviews

More than a mellifluous flow, the film lingers in the mind as a collection of intrusions and interruptions.
January 08, 2020
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A look at The Cow underlines how overdue this release is and how puzzling is his lack of renown.
October 07, 2004
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